By Onoriode Etatsemi.
Three persons have been convicted and sentenced by two High Court Judges in Delta State to various terms of imprisonment for sexual offences.
The names and data of the three convicts have accordingly been entered into the Delta State Sexual Offenders Register.
The convicts are, Yunusa Lukuman (M) 46, Ossai Mishark (M) 33 and Pastor Frank Osedhi (M) 46.
The three convicts were arraigned before the two Courts by the Office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, through the Sexual, Domestic Violence and Child Rights Unit of the Ministry of Justice.
Pastor Frank Osedhi and Ossai Mishark were each charged and convicted of the offence of Rape by Hon. Justice O.F. Enenmo of the High Court of Justice, 2 Kwale and sentenced to 6 years and 7 years imprisonment respectively.
While Yunusa Lukuman was convicted of Defilement of a minor and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by Hon. Justice Ngozi Flora Azinge, High Court 4, Asaba.
The Director of Sexual Offences, Domestic Violence and Child Rights Unit of the Ministry of Justice Asaba, Mrs Akamagwuna Patricia Uche who spoke to journalists on the Judgments stated that “the offences of defilement, rape and other sex related offences are heavily frowned upon and will not be tolerated in Delta State”.
“Delta State has a sex Offenders Register and anyone caught will definitely be prosecuted and where convicted, will have his name and photograph published. Protect our children and family from these predators. Stop protecting sex offenders”. She concluded.